'''Basic Trope''': There is [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill no such thing]] as too many bullets.
* '''Straight''': Instead of using a pistol, use a Squad Automatic Weapon.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Instead of using a pistol, use a minigun.
** Instead of using a pistol, use an ultimate weapon that shoots ten nuclear bombs per second and has EleventyZillion different holes to shoot from that all BlahBlahBlah...
* '''Downplayed''': Use an SMG.
* '''Justified''':
** The enemies have thick armor that has to be punched through.
** The shooters are keeping the enemy pinned under BulletHell.
** [[Film/JackieBrown You absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room]]
** The target is moving too fast to properly aim at so spraying bullets in its general direction is the viable option.
* '''Inverted''':
** The best strategy is a single, well-placed shot. The best weapon is not determined by rate-of-fire, but by accuracy... Resulting in sniper rifles with a ridiculous amount of stabilizing gear and a scope that resembles nothing so much as the Hubble Space Telescope.
** The best strategy is a single REALLY powerful shot that can punch through a planet but takes a long time to reload.
* '''Subverted''': The Hero sets aside the FN MAG and picks up a pistol, because he's only aiming at one mook.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but then grabs the FN MAG when the other 20 mooks show up.
* '''Parodied''': {{Two words|ObviousTrope}}: [[GunsAkimbo Miniguns Akimbo]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': (Continued from "Double Subverted") "Machine guns" only shoot one bullet at a time... But "Pistols" immediately have rapidfire.
* '''Averted''': Snipers only take one shot at a time and never consider using a different strategy.
* '''Enforced''': It's an obviously over-the-top (maybe even parodic) action movie, ''of course'' there's going to be MoreDakka.
* '''Lampshaded''': After the shooting stops, TheDragon points out that it really wasn't necessary to use that much firepower.
* '''Invoked''': A minigun is the only gun they have at their disposal.
* '''Exploited''': Only a fraction of the mooks are killed due to the [[ATeamFiring poor accuracy]], RealityEnsues and the ammo runs out sooner then the army expects, one of the mooks is a ColdSniper.
* '''Defied''': Soldiers are given strict orders to use a minimum amount of firepower.
* '''Discussed''': In training, the soldiers are told repeatedly "You aren't Franchise/{{Rambo}}, so don't act like him!"
* '''Conversed''': "If real soldiers did that, they'd end up in jail"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Excessive firepower results in the death of allies and innocent bystanders.
** An army's overuse of dakka quickly causes supply problems.
** The hero's minigun spits out thousands of bullets a second, resulting in him running completely out of ammo in less than a minute, resulting in him up to his armpits in spent shells and leaving him wide open for the more conservative riflemen he's facing down.
** Recoil sends the hero flying across the room, and he breaks his neck when he hits the wall.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Advanced targeting systems in the automated turrets ensure that only designated villains are targeted.
** The army's enemies end up rapidly capitulating because of the sheer terror of getting shot at by them, though.
** Because the minigun shoots so many bullets no enemies are left alive when the hero runs out of ammo.
** The high-tech minigun has some kind of recoil dampening system.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Both sides of the conflict use excessive amount of firepower to make a point about the horrors of war.
* '''Played For Laughs''': More dakka is used....while hunting rabbits.
* '''Played For Drama''': Excessive firepower is used by the mooks to give a greater sense of danger for the hero.
* '''Punned''': [[Literature/TheDraka More Draka!]] Wait, what?
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'''SUPPRESSIVE FIRE!''' '''''[++[[MoreDakka DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA]]++]'''''
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